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Lea mentors 6 young Filipinas in Disney web series

JUST A THOUGHT: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.” – William Edward Hickson

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TEACHER LEA: Broadway actress Lea Salonga leads the list of mentors tasked to guide and train six young Filipinas in their quest for digital stardom.

The girls are taking part in the first ever partnership between Globe Telecom and The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia in the production of Disney Princess: I Dare To Dream, a first-of-its-kind digital reality-series produced by Globe Studios in collaboration with Disney and Maker Studios.

Inspired by Disney’s iconic princesses and their incredible stories and qualities, the 12-episodic web series will bring viewers on a magical journey of six young Filipino girls as they pursue their dreams with the help of various mentors, including theater actress MenchuLauchengco-Yulo, social educator Efren Peñaflorida, veterinarian Dr. Nielsen Donato, animator Tito Romero, chef Jessie Sincioco and YouTuber and host Charisma Star.

Globe Telecom’s Chief Commercial Officer Albert de Larrazabal said, “Globe, with focus on enriching the Filipino digital lifestyle is now changing the way Filipinos consume entertainment.’’

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FEEL LIKE A DISNEY PRINCESS: Disney I Dare to Dream premiered on February 25.

The series, says director Quark Henares who heads Globe Studios, puts emphasis on the stories of these six young girls in parallel with the stories of different Disney Princesses. Selected from a series of auditions last year, the six young Filipino girls aged 9 to 16 years old with a range of diverse interests, will show their journey of discovery.

In the web series, the girls will be staying in a house where they will be mentored. Only one girl will be chosen to walk down the red carpet at the Tokyo premiere of upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, Beauty and the Beast.

The six girls are Hya Leonardo, Sirach Catipay, Liana San Diego, Jaden Narvios, Stephanie Jordan and Alexi Tan.

The Disney Princess: I Dare To Dream web series will be aired on Globe Telecom’s YouTube channel and on www.idaretodream.ph. (NESTOR CUARTERO)